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  • Address: Akumal, Cozumel, Mexico
A small beach town between Playa del Carmen and Tulum on the Yucatan Peninsula, Akumal is known for its wide, white sandy beach. Meaning “land of turtles” in the Mayan language, Akumal to this day remains one of the most popular places in the area to spot sea turtles in their natural habitat. It’s also known as one of the most peaceful spots in the Riviera Maya with its clear waters, shallow bays and secluded beaches that attract visitors seeking a more private experience. 
 
From town there are three local dive shops that will take you snorkeling or scuba diving out on the nearby reef, and there are also some clearly marked private beaches and several palm trees that provide refuge from the sun. While here, be sure to check out Half Moon Bay (famous for turtle sightings) and Laguna Yaiku, a protected snorkeling area. 

Practical Info

Akumal is located approximately 60 miles from Cancun. The entrance to town is on the east side of the highway, so coming from the north you'll have to make a U-turn at the well-marked retorno. Follow signs to Akumal Playa. There is one road running through all of town, taking 
about 10 minutes by car.

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